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(91) Thoughts in Preparation for Yom Kippur

As we prepare to experience the sacred day of Yom Kippur, David and Scott discuss the definition of repentance, the liturgy of the Day of Atonement, and the deeper...

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(90) THE DEADLINE

On Wednesday, Jews around the world will celebrate the Day of Atonement. But Jewish tradition states that G-d forgives us whenever we turn to Him in heartfelt repentance. Why,...

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(89) Days of Mourning Become Days of Feasting. Why?

The Bible states that the four fasts that commemorate tragic events in Jewish history will one day be days of feasting. It’s one thing to say that we won’t...

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(88) The Fast of Gedaliah – What Is It?

Today is the Fast of Gedaliah – a Biblical fast not mandated by the Torah. What is it, why do Jews fast on this date, and what does it...

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(87) Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year or the World’s New Year?

When David and Scott wish our listeners a shana tova – a good (not only happy) new year – are they talking only to Jews or to all of...

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(86) The Shofar and the Unity of the Jewish People

The Torah mandates that we blow the shofar only nine times – that is, nine shofar blasts – on Rosh Hashanah; but the Jewish people universally blow at least...

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Behind The Mic

David Nekrutman

Show Host

Since 2001, David Nekrutman has been involved in Jewish-Christian relations. He currently  serves as the Executive Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) and founded Blessing Bethlehem, providing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of Christian Arab families in the birthplace of Christianity. In 2018, he graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Masters in Biblical Literature and wrote his thesis on the Holy Spirit in Judaism. He lives in Israel with his wife and three children.

Scott Aliza Kahn

Show Host

Scott Kahn is a podcast producer and host, and the founder of JewishCoffeeHouse.com. An ordained rabbi, he was formerly the Rosh Yeshiva (dean) of Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Beit Shemesh, Israel, and has educated and continues to inspire hundreds of students. A graduate of Brandeis University and numerous yeshiva programs, he also did graduate work in Oriental Studies at Oxford University. Scott is originally from Boston, and lives in Israel with his wife, Aliza, and their seven children.

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